BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:05 A.M.) – The Lebanese military contacted the U.S. Coalition this week to ask for air cover as their forces prepare to attack the Islamic State’s (ISIL) positions in the Ras Ba’albak region of the Beqa’a Governorate, Naharnet reported this morning.

“Contacts with the Russians and Americans, with regard to the situation on the Lebanese border, are underway in a bid to make Moscow pressure its allies in Syria and Iran and make the Syrian regime and Hizbullah accept that the international coalition provides an air coverage for the Lebanese army’s battle against the IS,” Al-Joumhouriya Daily reported, as quoted by Naharnet.

“This explains the delay in the army’s operation,” added the daily, “however, an approval has not been confirmed yet.”

Since the Lebanese military lacks fighter jets, their High Command have been forced to seek foreign assistance in regards to carrying out airstrikes against terrorist forces occupying parts of the country.

Unlike the previous offensive in the ‘Arsal Barrens, the Lebanese Army will be carrying out this upcoming operation without the help of Hezbollah and the Syrian Air Force.

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Lebanese rulers should know clearly they will always be as a by the way to western nations.Israel is more important to western countries.Lebanon would be wise not to burn its bridges with other nations as they seek to please trump!!

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Actually, Lebanon should ask Israel!
Oups, there is a sectarian Shiite militia which is actually an Iranian proxy that will be mad at it!
Nevertheless, it’d take a single thing named a peace treaty to have 10x more firepower that Russia packs in Syria to fall on the cockroaches.
But hell, no! Too much idiots with racism, hatred, dumb sectarianism to get over their folly! Thus, Israelis already helped Lebanese Christians to fuck the PLO rats!

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I’m sure Lebanon can get a peace treaty with Israel. Just give Eretz Israel the Litani water and all the offshore gas.

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Lebanon needs to get rid of these US shills in their government.

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And also of the Iranian puppets to.

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this is ridiculous for saa ,saaf ,ruaf and hezb not to assist ,would they prefer coalition flying in that arena?? and will syria allow them to operate there??? the lebanese should ask syria/russia for air cover instead of legitimizing the western hordes ,i bet this was hariri asking this shit

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the sodomites stick to each other

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More likely Geagea and Jumblatt pressuring him.
It’s clear they ALL want Iran stop interfering into Lebanese domestic politics rather than keep being a puppet state.

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pussies

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Hariri is following direct US orders. That was the reason behind his visit to Washington. If the Americans come in they will never leave. Hezbollah not ISIS will be their main target and another bitter civil war will engulf the country. The Lebanese people already have a very bitter experience of what American intervention in Lebanon means. The Lebanese government especially the Hezbollah/Christian alliance in parliament should staunchly oppose such a move to call outside colonial intervention into Lebanon with the excuse of combatting ISIS. The job can be better done with proof by Hezbollah and friendly regional neighbours like… Read more »
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